Which bangles are befitting for a maiden’s hands as described in the second stanza of the poem the bangle sellers? Why are silver and blue coloured bangles compared to the mountain mist?
Or, What colours of bangles are preferred by the virgin maidens?
According the the poet Sarojini Naidu in her poem The Bangle Sellers, there are some particular kinds of bangles that are suitable for the maidens. They are Silver and Blue in colour like the mountain mist. Some of them are ‘flushed’, that is pink and light red in colour like flower buds growing beside a woodland stream. And others are bright like a glowing bloom that divides the transparent beauty of new born green leaves.
Silver and blue coloured bangles are compared to the mountain mist because of the resemblance of colour and also because it symbolizes purity. (Credit: Samrat Dutta)
I think that the colors blue and silver are compared to the mountain mist because they symbolize purity.
They are compared to mountain mist because the Virgin maidens have same longings as high as the mountains. Also the mountains are very high and seems to touch the blue sky.. so they are blue as mountain mist.
According to Sarojini Naidu the bangles suitable for the maiden’s wrist are silver and blue coloured bangles like silver and blue mountain mist. This symbolises the virginity of a maiden. Pink shaded bangles are also suitable like the flowers ready to blossom and like the clear dew drops on new born flowers which symbolises the freshness and beauty of a young maiden.
Bangles which are suitable for a maiden’s wrist are :
1) Silver and blue as the mountain mist
2) Flushed (red) like buds
3) Green as the new leaves